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that happened last week in japan. and our hearts go out to the millions of people in japan affected by this disaster. however, a bit of good news in all of this is that schools throughout our district are collecting donations for the japanese earthquake and tsunami relief efforts. one elementary school coordinated a potluck, a concert and an auction and ralph and were able to raise $22,000 for the japan relief fund. they deserve a round of applause. on behalf of the superintendent and the board of education, we are extremely proud of our schools and students for showing us how to be good global citizens in offering a hand of comfort to our brothers and sisters across the pacific. thank you very much. president mendoza: thank you very much deputy superintendent. our next item is item c, recognition of the resolution of accommodations and throw it back to you. >> at this point in time, i would like to call susan righter, who will present the rave distinct issued service award to a member of our community. >> i'm pleased to be here this evening on behalf of principal kevin kerr and he
because i have no money. so, six months for currency in japan. cost of six bucks. i have no money so see you later. hey! so go to this. go to the east. [birds chirping] any way i'm safe as long as i still with birds. okay. wow. what's that coming towards me. okay. i should grab it. a kind of pole. hey, hey! i'm safe. so, any way, let's get to the - got to get out of here. go. get out of here. where am i? whoa this morning the sunrise is very beautiful. that mountain. i'm still in japan. wow i'm lucky. and there's a place to the temple gate. oh, it's my neighborhood. very lucky. so, where is the five story building. there's the point and this is the main hall and there it is. i'm on the top of the story, tabernacle. i'm in trouble. how am i going to get down. what's that? where? on the top of the temple? it's a bird. no. i don't think so. i think it's a man. [laughing] no one could climb up - climb - up. [singing] something is happening in the temple. whoa what's that. i think it's a performer. i think it's a man. man! what's he doing up there? i don't know but he must be in trouble. le
an in japan there was a man who liked hunting. he told a lie to a bird. or a small light. small harrons make good friends or not. you might find the answer in my story. >> good afternoon. what are you up to these days anything exciting? yes, i have an idea. >> are you going to be the hunter in >> you told on me you're going to be unicorn hunter. it's a kind of snake kind of hunt er japan. you ever seen them. it was a stupid idea. just the one. the japanese proverb says. my prompt cart. please listen. okay. go ahead. i go to where many harrons come to feed. i walled out to one of him in a loud voice like this. [yelling] hello mr. onin. what will the herring think? well i wonder what he wants. i understand he wants to capture me. well, what should i do. no. i can get away easy any time but i think silly man. i don't know this him and so just before he catches me. i can escape. this is going to be fun. i need to get closer to him and call word to him. hello mr. harold will think. i need to get closer and closer to the herring and call to him in this way. hello mr. herring. the herring will t
. as well as in china, japan, the united states europe. the middle east. africa. all of them cannot despise their resistance. despite their refusal stop that march of death. despite their resistance. communists repressives. zionists and anarchists. none can evade the march. this one is not coming with hammer and sickles . all wars surrender to. but when comes the cry? when will it really happen as death is peace? when can i truly die. you will never know yet you may have already and this life is your way of paying hommage to the power that loves and you left you with the taste of immortality on your lips. nothing mystical. no cries. power, your way. or buddha in the wings. even lying on your back, you are mocking. this is not a cynical, or pessimist or neonnist poem. join deaths to your life and you will live as if there 1 drum to march to. there is no march at all. you are there. all will be well for all. [applause]. >> >> >> >> so are you going out tonight? i can't. my parents say i have to be home right after work. ugh. that's so gay. totally gay. ugh. that is so emma and julia. why ar
was a grass roots organization in japan town created by jeff mory. john was actually a participant in the program. he came up and i got his first summer job? gcyc. he has worked in early childhood development. substance abuse prevention. they have expanded the range to include college access. substance abuse. youth employment and youth leadership. just to give you a sense of how many people are served there are over 8 thousand children from all /*eugt ethnic backgrounds. they help over 3 thousand youth to be the first to go to college. they put over 2 thousand youth a year to work through employment programs. we have to increase that to 20 thousand. his program as in many ways, revolutionized the way youth are employed in san francisco. the organization is often called upon by leaders and city government to implement now programs. they are established by governor mayor gavin newsom. but beyond all that john has accomplished, we honor him for isunselfish giving. many who are mom and pop organizations. a lot of time we find that community based organizations don't collaborate or coo
pieces and for example the first piece to the great art works of 18 -- 19th century japan. the first piece -- this is very much a comic piece, and i do hope that you had type to look at the text of the program. i apologize for the formatting however my talents do not lay in the area of design. what i had hoped to do so you have line by line happening and the english equivalent and those of you that have not had a chance to look at the text very briefly this is a parody of buddhist ritual. a priest decides he is going to show the powers of mystic buddhism and he appears and on the alter with different sorts ofornmen of owns and then progresses through profound things and all of these are tongue twisters but it's the first round of tongue twisters nothing happens and the priest is very upset and blushes extraordinary red and he tries again. the second time the chants are much shorter and he begins to lose his patience and again nothing happens. third time nothing happens and he basically says how much time to turn to the wonderrous powers of the lotus set raand he does chanting a
high- speed rail. we have learned from all the technologies in germany and japan, they want to be partners and help california build high- speed rail. a hundred years ago, the chinese were building the railroads, now they want to help us build a high-speed rail in the state of california. that would be a great irony for us to celebrate. this is a historical movement that we are making. that is what i think president obama 4. that gave us the stage upon which we can promote our localities and i think that it will work. i think that these want a connection to the united states and they want to feel comfortable. the bay area is the comfort level that they can find. you will see chinese companies going back and forth. you can also help companies going to china to do their developments as well. >> this has to deal with scrap metal, automobiles, medical technology products. these are major exports and they like red wine, by the way. icy oakland as playing an important role in organizing the region. even maybe the country. when we were at the conference of mayors, all of these smal
into the tenderloin and japan town areas, with no means to mitigate except, show we say, the good wishes of the planning staff, which track record is not very good. safety issues such as the 30- inch gas line, aluminum volatility contiguous to the franklin street site, must be resolved as an imminent public safety danger. if he would like to have a look at that, this issue makes the city and this commission complicit in promoting public safety liability. we could get sued for ignoring the issue. additionally, the master plan lacks emergency and disaster relief. the efforts of all city health providers need to pull sustainable resources. president tierney: thank you very much. we have your written testimony. >> thank you. >> i am lewis got -- lois scott. i have attended a number of the good neighbor coalition meetings. the tenderloin is adjacent to cathedral hill. both commissions face a challenging multi-location project. it is not just a regional destination new mega-hospital with a health marketing strategy. it also comprises a major health care institutional presence in our city. with
the united states sits per capita verses australia, japan, russia, germany, china, pick your own country. various capacity in the system to deal with some of the impacts of climate change. so i think there's capacity there and something you out to look at. then finally, back to add ing a couple of issues to chart on here. one if you have not done it you should look at your financial systems and rate stability that now particularly to deal with rate increases in the future. you should be paying a lot of attention to where you are now with rates. you need to keep flexible. the biggest problem i have now is people trying to solve my problems for me to invest in today to solve something 30 or 40 years from now and to make huge capitol investments today might not be the right approach and you need to all look at that in our own utilities. we need to react and not over-react and do things that don't make sense and cause our rate payer as lot of sense and are not going to contribute to solveg the problem. we're going to get a lot more information year by years we go forward. finally i would rea
five percent of the world produced most of the greenhouse e mibss but there's an economic move in japan and china and their moving forward but we can look back and say, tom i heard this morning say if it goes up a foot we have to and we're going to have to start educating the customers and people we serve. it's another problem that's here to stay and we are going to have to make the investment. message number one. number two, the state and a question i heard. what about the delta, what do we do if we don't know where to go. my agency represent as hundred percent of our supply in the delta. that does not mean we have sat back waiting for the delta to be improved. we have spent more than a billion have to diversify but with the aspects that lester talked about we're going to have to invest in the delta in a way that creates adoptibility and what i call a, two for example. or we could have a katrina type event when it hits. if we don't invest in levies and improve meant on the water supply can in fact be the cork in the bottle when the global warming raises the sea level. i listened to a
, knows of the catastrophic earthquake that took place in japan late last week. the tsunami warning posted for california and sen for cisco, and the property at most risk for us was the marine a yacht harbor. we participated in a variety of city responses last friday. but for dissipating in the policy group that was activated from the department of emergency management, -- both for participating in the policy group that was activated from the department of emergency management, and i was part of the working team that was monitoring developments. we had a couple of swells that came through, but none of them work overly significant. there was no book damage, and appeared damage. we did lose two pilings due to one of the afternoon's wells, but the marine i got harbor's south was right there, including the general manager, who jumped on the workboat and help them work on the filing that had just been cut loose -- the marina yacht harbor's staff was right there. we came through the entire morning with no other damage, and given some of the other reports you have seen around the state and around
. >> there are lots and lots of brands. this is just one brand. these are manufactured in japan? >> these are manufactured all over the world. they have two factories in georgia and then factories all around the world. >> what are the differences between these different kind of toilets? >> we have the 1.28, which is what all the manufacturers are doing now to conserve water. this is a siphon flush with a larger water surface area, much more conventional american type of toilet. it has been used around the world for many years as a water- conserving light of flushing. it has a small water surface area and is a wash down type of toilet. some americans are not happy that they might have to clean the sides of the ball more. then, we have the high end totally automated toilet as you were already noticing. when you walk up to it, it will sense that you are there and it will open up. it has another green feature, which washes you. it saves you on toilet paper. a roll of toilet paper can take as much as 28 gallons to be manufactured, so if you conserve on toilet paper by using water to
caretakers to tell me what i need for this neighborhood. i'm part of it. down the street from me is a japan needs man, 92 years of age. we had no banks in this area. there was only one bank at wels wells fargo. that went down. now we get a bank in. how are these people going to bank? they can't go like me and drive out of the neighborhood. i don't like big banks. i'm the only one probably here that continues to do banking with small banks. they should do the same. thank you. >> thanks, guys. eric anderson. i live in the area that we're discussing. i'm in favor of conditional use hearing and i think it would be a fair part of this type of process. it is what created san francisco as we know it today. thank you. >> good evening, commissioners. i want to remind people there is a bank of america just behind chase and when people talk about there is no banking options in the neighborhood, it is a fallacy. i live just half a block from the proposed site. i see the traffic impacts that the actual bank of america draws off of fell and oak and it is really clear why chase wants to be in this locatio
in japan, it becomes more of a concern that we come up with a strategy and the transportation element objective number 11, it is -- i think i would like to see -- it talks about public transportation being the primary mode. i'm not quite sure if that is the case. i would say improve public transit to allow it to become a primary mode in san francisco, because you're making a statement that i'm not sure is accurate but i think we would want to improve public transit to allow it to become a primary mode of transportation. and the last one is policy 8.2 and enencourages employers to employee existing residents and i think we also should -- am i going too fast on this? >> i'm sorry? commissioner antonini: that's ok. policy 8.2. encourage employers to employee existing residents or residents who agree to relocate to san francisco. i mean i think we should also, you know, put that in there too. >> i don't, but we'll have that debate later. commissioner antonini: we can have that discussion at a later time but i don't think there is any reason why if somebody wants to move to san francisco.
up on salad plates in america, japan, and other asian countries. >> i love growing things, a-and as a way to make a ling, growing food is very, very, very fulfilling. >> endives are really grown and harvested in 2 different types of fields. the first is a traditional one like this one here in turlock, and the second, a more specialized facility in rio vista. this next step involves growing the roots in a huge dark room. >> of course it's completely dark. i mean, you come in here and turn the flashlight off, and it is the definition of darkness. there is no light. because the light would in fact, if you will, contaminate the endive by helping it green up. these roots have been here for approximately 3 1/2 weeks, having come out of cold storage, and you can see that the buds now on top of the chicory roots are growing, and there's a--a lot of growth down at the bottom with the feeder roots that are in about an inch and a half of the fertilizer solution. uh, under the exact same conditions, this still has about a week to go. it's, um, very, very similar in technique, but of cour
, that sand or land fill, acts like water. this is sand, sand and water coming up through a hole. in japan, all these buildings were built on liquefaction. i forget what year this was, but it was one of the bigger earthquakes. 7 story buildings built on liquefaction. the amount of time the earth shook, the earth became liquid and as it became liquid, the building sank into it until it stopped. when it stopped it just fell over. light damage buildings, superficial damage, broken windows, some plaster that might be cracked but basically a light damage building would be one that has mostly damage to the contents. shelves falling over, windows broken, that type of thing. if you had to go into a light damaged building, you would use these procedures. of course you gather information about a building before you go into it, as much information, who lives there, that type of thing. shut off any utilities needed, locate and triage any injured patients, document and communicate the location of any trapped or missing persons. it could be an invalid. in fact, most of the injuries apld most of the deat
have seen in japan to really have strong neighborhoods. but what i want to announce today is next sunday, march 20, is the first of eight planned sunday streets kickoffs. next sunday, we began in the embarcadero. it will be linking up fisherman's wharf, and it will have links to all over from france wobble of are all the way up to our first, and we will have one every single month for the beginning of winter. i want to thank our sponsors this year. bank of america is a big sponsor of wall with our traditional sponsors. at&t, the bay area quality district, which will streets -- they have all been great sponsors. this year, i want to announce that we have a brand new route. in addition to 7, which we will do all over the city, we are going to add chinatown and north beach to our city streets -- to our sunday streets. that is going to be wonderful. it is one i have been trying to oversee as city administrator, working with our liveable streets and our chinatown chamber of commerce, our chinatown merchants association -- they are all very excited, and we will be looking at the way we
. the tsunami that happened in japan is a perfect way to describe what have i been trying to explain about this plodge for two years that will happen in slow motion with the water going up. well, it didn't happen in slow motion in japan. it happened in a flash. and hours away in alaska we could have a similar earthquake. we could have a similar tsunami hitting the bay and it would raise the bay by at least eight feet in that tsunami and probably more on the san francisco end but in the e-mail, i was conservative about that. with the thousands of residents that this project seeks to put on that island, there is no way that you're going to be able to get that many people off of that island in a few hours. it just won't happen. we're talking about a japan-style disaster if we proceed with this project as it is. and i get back to what i said a couple years ago about this, you need to reel this back, make this a wet wind restoration project where the sea gradually inundates into it and if it's wetland wildlife, instead of the type of wildlife we would put in there expecting this not to get floo
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